Habs prospect camp features a pair of tryouts

A pair of additions made their way to the Montreal Canadiens development camp.

Forward Étienne Brodeur, who played last season with the now defunct Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL), and defenseman Josh McFadden, of the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) joined the small band of Canadiens draft picks Wednesday in Brossard.

Brodeur finished ninth in the Q in scoring (53 goals, 30 assists) but his size (5'9") may have left the now 20-year-old off the radar of NHL scouts

Josh McFadden, also 20 years of age, got word of the invite on Saturday. He spoke to the Sudbury Star on being invited to the camp.

Tom Pyatt has signed a one-year, two-way deal with, surprise, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Georges Laraque spoke to Fan590's Eric Smith on his trip to Haiti, along with P.K. Subban.

Jeff Marek, has departed CBC/HNIC and jumped on with the Rogers Sportsnet crew. Marek will be working on Hockey Central. He talked to Prime Time Sports' Bob McCowan this afternoon about the new gig.

Guy Carbonneau will not coach the Chicoutimi Sagueneens next season. The announcement immediately spurred rumors that the former Habs captain would be the new bench boss with the New Jersey Devils. Greg Wyshynski puts in his two cents on the possibility.

Eric Engels on the free agent boil down

Abe Hefter ponders new Habs line combinations.

Earlier in the week, his Royal Highness Price William tried his luck at road hockey in Yellowknife. The Northwest Territories are considered by many to be one of the birthplaces of hockey, with documentation of the word dating back to 1825 and the first of two expeditions to the Northwest Passage by Sir John Franklin.

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